UFC Auckland: Derrick Lewis squares off against Mark Hunt this Saturday live on FS1.
The UFC returns to Auckland with a massive main event held at Spark Arena, featuring Kiwi-Australian Mark Hunt up against American Derrick Lewis. “The Super Samoan” takes on “The Black Beast” in a heavyweight encounter that matches two of some of the most dangerous knockout artists on the Planet.
In the second bout from the top Australian Dan Kelly faces off Derek Brunson of the US at middleweight. In addition a lightweight challenge with Dan Hooker who’s fighting in front of his home crowd, taking on a veteran out of England Ross Pearson. As well, a flyweight battle between Aussie-American Ben Nguyen and a former title challenger Tim Elliott of the US.
Also on the main card Ion Cutelaba of Moldova faces off Henrique da Silva of Brazil at light heavyweight. Alexander Volkanovski of Australia battles out against Mizuto Hirota at featherweight.
All up UFC Auckland fight card comprises twelve bouts. The athletes represent New Zealand, Australia, England, USA, Japan, Brazil, Moldova and Korea.
The main program is a six-fight bill live on Fox Sports 1. The prelims showcase four bouts also on FS1, that follow a two-fight stream of early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Main Card (Fox Sports 1)
Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis vs. Mark Hunt
Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Dan Kelly
Lightweight: Dan Hooker vs. Ross Pearson
Light Heavyweight: Ion Cutelaba vs. Henrique da Silva
Flyweight: Tim Elliott vs. Ben Nguyen
Featherweigh:t Alexander Volkanovski vs. Mizuto Hirota
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweight: Damien Brown vs. Vinc Pichel
Welterweight: Luke Jumeau vs. Dominique Steele
Flyweight: John Moraga vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian
Welterweight: Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Zak Ottow
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Women’s Strawweight: JJ Aldrich vs. Chan-Mi Jeon
Lightweight: Thibault Gouti vs. Dong Hyun Kim